Air Quality

Call for Members: Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group, CASA

Initiative: 
Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group
Position: 
NGO Member
Application Deadline: 
14 Oct 2020

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is seeking sectoral representatives to serve on an Ad Hoc Group to discuss Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta. Please see the attached document for full details. Apologies for not forwarding this opportunity to the full caucus earlier. Read more about Call for Members: Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group, CASA

Call for Members: CAAQS Achievement Project Team, CASA

Initiative: 
CAAQS Achievement Project Team
Position: 
NGO Members
Application Deadline: 
13 Oct 2020

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is seeking two ENGO representatives to serve on the Approaches and Solutions for CAAQS Achievement in Alberta Project Team. Please see the email quoted below, and the attached documents for full details. Read more about Call for Members: CAAQS Achievement Project Team, CASA

Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Updated: September 10, 2020
The budget for the joint provincial-federal Oil Sands Monitoring Program will be reduced by around 25% this year, citing less field work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AEN members discussed the budget reduction on a call on August 26 and are seeking clarification from the Oil Sands Monitoring Program. Read more about Issue Brief: Oil Sands Monitoring

Learning to Speak Lichen: Lichen Walk n’ Talk About Air Quality & Climate

Aug 22 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us to learn about your lichen neighbours, and how to translate what they’re telling us about our urban environment. Not sure what a lichen is? Come and find out! We’ll introduce you to a few of your common (and uncommon) lichen neighbours, and discuss why we think listening to urban lichens is important.

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Location

Edmonton , AB

Lichens as Biomonitors for Urban Air Quality & Climate

Aug 20 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Find out what using lichens as biomonitors for the climate and air pollution is all about. 

Lichens, a symbiotic partnership between algae and fungi, are excellent (and inexpensive!) biomonitors for telling us about climate change and pollution - and Edmonton is ripe to start using them. 

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Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

Jul 28 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join the Tomorrow Foundation (virtually) for Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods.

What role do urban trees play in removing air pollution from our neighbourhoods? Anyone interested in air quality, neighbourhoods, planning or urban environments is encouraged to attend this event. Read more about Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

New Pembina Institute report addresses increase in online shopping, population growth and congestion

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Truck Traffic

Photo: Roberta Franchuk, Pembina Institute

TORONTO — To drive down greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate costly inefficiencies, an increased focus on urban freight and collaboration across municipalities and industry is critical, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute.  Read more about Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

Call for Members: CASA Air Quality Management Symposium Working Group

Initiative: 
Air Quality Management Symposium—CAAQS in Alberta
Position: 
ENGO Members (2)
Application Deadline: 
21 Jan 2020

Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) are the driver for air quality management across Canada. To date, CAAQS have been developed for sulphur dioxide (SO2), fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and ozone (O3) and NO2. Industry associations, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous organizations participate in the development and review of CAAQS. CAAQS are reviewed every five years to ensure they are stringent enough to protect human health and the environment. The CAAQS for ozone are currently under review. Read more about Call for Members: CASA Air Quality Management Symposium Working Group

Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Initiative: 
Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
8 Nov 2019

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP. Read more about Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

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